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Massive Home Depot 401(k) Class Action Gets Green Light

September 22nd, 2020

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By Max Kutner Law360 (September 22, 2020, 6:32 PM EDT) — The Home Depot Inc. must face a $140 million class action brought in Georgia federal court on behalf of hundreds of thousands of current and former employees who claim the company enlisted 401(k) adviser firms that charged exorbitant fees and botched their investments. On […]

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Home Depot ERISA Lawsuit Clears Dismissal Motions

September 22nd, 2020

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While a court has ruled the plan’s advisers should be carved out of the litigation, the counts against Home Depot fiduciaries will proceed. By John Manganaro The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia has ruled on a set of dismissal motions in an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) lawsuit targeting Home […]

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They’ve Got Next: Labor & Employment Fresh Face Nicole Wiitala

September 22nd, 2020

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Erin Mulvaney Reporter Name: Nicole Wiitala Firm: Sanford Heisler Sharp Claim to Fame: Part of a team that secured a $14 million settlement against Dartmouth University in a lawsuit alleging that the administration didn’t protect against sexual harassment. Location: New York Age: 32 This summer, attorneys attended a final fairness hearing to approve a $14 […]

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Federal lawsuit shows SEC investigating FirstEnergy Corp.

September 17th, 2020

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Jim Mackinnon Akron Beacon Journal The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating FirstEnergy Corp. after receiving documents from a purported whistleblower who was working with a contractor hired by the Akron utility, a federal lawsuit shows. Separately, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said it will review political and charitable spending by FirstEnergy and its […]

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission launches investigation into FirstEnergy Corp.

September 15th, 2020

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By John Caniglia, cleveland.com CLEVELAND, Ohio – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation into FirstEnergy Corp. in a separate probe of the company tied to the $60 million bribery scandal involving House Bill 6, records show. The examination became public in a lawsuit the company and a consulting firm filed in […]

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Scripps Research Pays $10M To Settle Federal Grant FCA Suit

September 14th, 2020

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By Daniel Wilson Law360 (September 14, 2020, 9:07 PM EDT) — Scripps Research will pay $10 million to settle a whistleblower suit alleging it used grants from the National Institutes of Health to pay for unrelated work by its researchers, the U.S. Department of Justice announced. The settlement ends a False Claims Act lawsuit filed […]

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More firms may be exposed to D&O suits over diversity

September 14th, 2020

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Judy Greenwald Following a flurry of recent suits against companies over a lack of diversity at the board level, more companies that do not have Black directors or top officials should expect to face litigation that could trigger directors and officers liability claims, experts say. While it’s unclear whether the suits are primarily being used […]

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Caste Prejudice: A New Kind Of Employment Discrimination Emerges As South Asians Conquer Silicon Valley

September 10th, 2020

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By Palash Ghosh KEY POINTS Most Indian immigrants in the U.S. are from upper castes Cisco employs a significant number of South Asians Reports of caste-related workplace discrimination have periodically arisen in the U.K. An employment discrimination lawsuit in California presents an entirely new type of plaintiff and defendant. While most workplace discrimination cases involve […]

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Another woman joins sexual harassment lawsuit against Schlumberger

September 2nd, 2020

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by Bojan Lepic Another former female employee of oilfield services giant Schlumberger has been added as a second plaintiff in a $100 million sexual harassment class-action lawsuit against the company. On Monday, the Sanford Heisler Sharp law firm filed an amended class action complaint against Schlumberger on behalf of women who work on oil rigs […]

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Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP Adds Additional Plaintiff and Class Representative to $100 Million Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Class Action Against Schlumberger Technology Corporation

September 1st, 2020

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HOUSTON, Sept. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today Sanford Heisler Sharp filed an Amended Class Action Complaint against oil and gas behemoth Schlumberger Technology Corporation, the largest oilfield services company in the world, on behalf of women who work on oil rigs in the United States. The Amended Complaint adds Jessica Cheatham, a former Schlumberger […]

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